PHOTO BLOG

Wildlife: An update from the last couple of weeks
14th August 2015 - 0 comments

July & August are traditionally the busiest time for safari in the South Luangwa. This year has been something of an exception (mainly due to the Ebola threat which has thankfully been contained and not spread continent-wide as some feared) and bookings have been quieter for most. Not for us however - we have had a busy year despite it being our first in the new camp, Nkhonzi.

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Wildlife: Sightings along the Luwi River
06th August 2015 - 0 comments

For a bit of variety, we occasionally lead some walking and driven safaris along the central section of the Luwi River, a sandy tributary of the Luangwa. It is a mostly grassland-floodplain habitat with bands of mopane scrub in between the dambos, and stands of Red Mahogany and Matuvi along the waterways.

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Wildlife: An all-day safari from Nkhonzi Camp
02nd August 2015 - 0 comments

Since the beginning of the season, I have been operating almost full time out of Nkhonzi Camp, a small bushcamp set deep in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. It has been a privilege to work from such a camp where our nearest neighbour is another very small bushcamp, nearly 10km to the north. It's turned out to be a stunning location for photography too, which is not necessarily what we expected!

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Tour Information: The Times Travel Section
05th July 2015 - 0 comments

I'm very pleased to say that Matamanene Camp in Liuwa Plain, where I run my photographic safaris, has been nominated in The Times Travel section as the best in Africa for photographers! This is a huge accolade for me and for Matamanene Camp and I am very pleased to be part of that enterprise.

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Wildlife: An update
01st July 2015 - 0 comments

I've been very busy with weddings and camp photo shoots, but I always find time for some wildlife photography in between. There is nothing more relaxing for me that being out with my camera and especially when I find a group of bull elephants in the early morning!

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Photoshoots: Sam and Abbie's Wedding | 20 Jun 2015
23rd June 2015 - 0 comments


I've been very busy with weddings and camp photo shoots, but I always find time for some wildlife photography in between. There is nothing more relaxing for me that being out with my camera and especially when I find a group of bull elephants in the early morning!

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Photoshoots: New River House at Flatdogs Camp
12th June 2015 - 0 comments


Flatdogs Camp - one of the operators that I use for my safaris - have recently finished a brand new house called the Crocodile Nest. It's right on the river, with its own pool and stunning views. They asked me to do some photos for their website and marketing. Here is a small selection.

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Photo Safari: Recce Trip | Liuwa Plains NP | 10 - 14 May 2015
17th May 2015 - 3 comments

I'm very pleased to be offering photo-safaris in Liuwa Plain NP, a photographers' paradise in Western Zambia. There are very few visitors to this wilderness, and there is nowhere like it on Earth. If you are interested, read on, and visit my tour information page here

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Photo Safari: Alessandro and Co | Jackalberry Safaris | 12 - 19 Apr 2015
01st May 2015 - 0 comments

Last month (sorry for the delay in posting this!) we hosted a group of Italian photographers with Jackalberry Safaris. We spent 6 days in the bush, including 5 all-day safaris, and had some fantastic photo opportunities. The weather was a bit changeable with rain on two of the nights, but the cloudy days meant that we could take photos much later in the morning than we would have done on a sunny day.

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Tour Information: New Photo Safaris for 2015 and 2016
24th March 2015 - 0 comments

I'm very pleased to announce many new safaris for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. There are already people knocking on the door and one of the September trips already has 3 bookings, so get in touch to reserve a space!

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Photoshoots: Guide Training with Flatdogs Camp
11th March 2015 - 0 comments


I have just finished a couple of days' photo guiding with the guide team from Flatdogs Camp. Please visit this link to read all about it and see the photos that came out of it - the guides did some brilliant work, both behind the camera and behind the wheel!

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Wildlife: A mixed weekend...
08th March 2015 - 0 comments

We always take Sukey in the bush at the weekends as she loves the open-topped vehicle and having the chance to gawp at "enners" (elephants!) always makes her happy. I always take my camera (you never know what you'll find!) and this weekend was no exception.

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Wildlife: Lions in our Garden...
02nd March 2015 - 0 comments

I have often seen lion foot prints outside our house in the mornings - 2 large sets belonging to the pride's females and then the marks of the 3 cubs following behind. It was not surprise then, that on Saturday morning we found that the pride had killed a giraffe during the night, only 300 yards from our house.

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Wildlife: A long absence
23rd February 2015 - 0 comments

After a long break in the UK, I am very happy to be back in the bush with my family. The frequent rains and humidity are making trips into the National Park and early-morning-only event, but I managed to get out yesterday morning and found a paradise of fresh green growth and fat, healthy mammals! There are also a lot of insects around which is great for the birds and small mammals, but not so good for humans driving without windscreens!

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Photoshoots: Calendar 2016
10th February 2015 - 0 comments


Hi folks - sorry for the long silence. I've been working hard on finalising the plans for my Moments in Nature 2016 Calendar. Since you are all loyal followers, I'll give you a sneak peek at the cover which gives a clue as to the content. I hope you enjoy. They will be for sale on the Shop section in a couple of weeks.

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Wildlife: Aggressively green....
12th January 2015 - 0 comments

In the early rains, the grass is the first to grow, shooting up and covering the park in a lush green carpet. But it's almost too green for taking photos as the brightness of the grass detracts from the subject. With this in mind, I took some shots over the weekend to illustrate.....

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Equipment Info: Keeping busy in the rains....
07th January 2015 - 0 comments

Without back to back safaris to keep me occupied, I have been keeping busy in other ways over the last few months. A quick holiday, a trip to UK for my brother's Sandhurst parade, lots of marketing work for ESPS Safaris and my photo safaris and now I am helping out with some building and maintenance with a local company where I have done photo work in the past.

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Wildlife: Happy Elephants
04th January 2015 - 0 comments

Now that the rains have finally arrived in Luangwa, the elephants can relax a little and not devote every minute of the day to finding food. They are still underweight and it will take a long time (months) for their bulk to recover, but most should survive from now on.

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Photo Safari: My Year in 2014
31st December 2014 - 0 comments

When living in the bush, it's hard to compare years, as there is always something outstanding and memorable from each safari season. In 2013, it was surely the weekend I spent at Lion Camp with Kirstie (in the days before little Sukey came along!) where we were bombarded with sightings from all sides. You can see a write up of that here

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Phtotoshoots: Safaris photos for Jackalberry Safaris
29th November 2014 - 0 comments


I've been out in the park for the last 2 days taking some photos to add to the web pages of Jackalberry Safaris, a small safari operator offering great value safaris, which are low on frills, but high on quality food, accommodation and guiding.

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